My Southern Cheese Rolls

To mark our arrival into the deep South, we've come up with our version of the super simple Southern delicacy that is the mighty cheese roll. Great with enjoyed with soup or as a snack on their own, check out our recipe.

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½ red onion, very finely diced, until you have about 6 tablespoons worth

1 ¼ cups grated mild cheese, firmly packed

1 ¼ cups grated tasty cheese, firmly packed

1x 250g can reduced cream

1x 32g packet dried onion soup mix teaspoon mustard powder

1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley leaves


16 slices wholemeal or white sandwich sliced bread

3-4 tablespoons melted butter

16 toothpicks


PREHEAT oven to 200°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.

1. Place all creamy cheese filling ingredients in a bowl. Season with pepper and stir with a wooden spoon, until combined.

2. Spread melted butter over 1 side of each slice of bread. Place slices on bench, butter-side-down and spread 2 tablespoons of creamy cheese filling, covering two thirds of each slice.

3. Roll up cheese filled slice, starting from the end with cheese mixture. Place, seam-side-down, on prepared tray and secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all mixture and bread is used.

4. Bake for 8–10 minutes, or until golden and creamy cheese filling just starts to ooze out. If required, grill on high heat for a further 1–2 minutes until golden. Allow to cool slightly.

TO SERVE, place 1–2 creamy cheese rolls on each plate and enjoy.

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